Wonder Wanderings 1: DNA

Wonder Wanderings is a weekly blog series at Melody+Theology, where I point out fascinating things I’ve come across in my reading wanderings. These amazing things show us an amazing God and yet another reason to marvel at His power and creativity.

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DNA is source code for the most complex machine in the known universe. Each chromosome contains a staggering amount of information, and the interaction between DNA and the cell machinery around it is incredibly complicated, with countless moving parts and Mousetrap-style feedback loops. Even calling DNA ‘source code’ sells it short–compared to DNA, our most complex programming projects are like pocket calculators.

— Randall Munroe, What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, 164.

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